fbpx Architects & Designers - Sail and motor boat manufacturer Beneteau

 More than a profession, a lifelong passion.

Pierre Frutschi graduated as an architect from the University of Geneva. An atypical creator and sailor, naval design is central to his business. The Pierre Frutschi workshop specialises in large 40’ to 100’ boats and is established in Switzerland. It has many one-off productions to its name and as many production boats. 

Pierre Frutschi : I am lucky to have had a career in which I have had three different jobs: architect in the building industry, designer and ocean-going sailor. However, I take inspiration and current trends from the continuing discussions I have with owners and boatyards.

Pierre Frutschi

Closely connected with the Swift Trawler range, at Beneteau, Pierre Frutschi started to work with the boatyard in 2006 to create this long-cruising range.  

Pierre Frutschi: The idea of the Swift Trawler range was to revolutionise the original Trawler concept by providing good seakeeping and comfort on board that would make it a pleasurable boat full of sensations. Up until then, I had exclusively devoted myself to the development of one-off yachts and the challenge for me was to meet the requirements of a large production boat builder. Responsible for the creation of the interior design for this new exceptional range, I collaborated with the Beneteau teams and the architect Michel Joubert. Since then, we work well together and each new model has continued to enhance this offer. The latest Swift Trawler 50 is a version that takes the concept to the extreme: the lines are more slender and maximum use is made of the interior and exterior spaces. In addition, safety is given priority even in the smallest details.” By redesigning the flybridge and renewing the hull decorations, the general line of the 2016 version of this boat is even more fluid.

Conceptions

Swift Trawler 50

Swift Trawler 50

Flagship of the range that reinvented the traditional trawler, the 2016 version of the Swift Trawler 50 offers a greater amount of interior space and light.  For romantic or family getaways, it appeals to all numbers of crew for its intelligently-designed fittings and very easy handling.

Swift Trawler 44

Swift Trawler 44

Chic and modern, the Swift Trawler 44 is a distillation of the best this boat has to offer. This “Trawler by Beneteau” is fast and highly seaworthy, designed for ocean cruising. She is at home on all seas and her consistent energy efficiency makes her a world leader in her category.

Swift Trawler 34

Swift Trawler 34

The Swift Trawler is an attractively proportioned ‘best seller’, cut out for ocean sailing and comfortable on long cruises. With more than 350 boats on the water and building on unique experiences, such as the well-known Great Loop, she boasts features that make her an undisputed leader in this market.